Poll: Good Idea?
Yes
No
[Show Results]
 
Post Reply  Subscribed Users 1
 
Thread Rating:
  • 1 Votes - 5 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Hiding inactive Players on map
Lolzinator Offline
Extreme Donator
******
Extreme Donator

Posts: 976
Thanks Given: 46
Thanks Received: 62 in 53 posts
Joined: Jun 2011
Post: #1
Hiding inactive Players on map
In Starfall Town, the very start of our game, there are 100's of Players.. doing nothing.. just standing there, for no meaning what so ever.. and that is only those we can see! Chances are, as we all know, small, that those players will ever move. So how about we get a hiding feature? 

THIS IS US NOW
[Image: 7xq3.png]

WHY NOT GET THIS?
[Image: ncrz.png]

How does this work?

- After a set amount of time (24 hours?) Any player who has not moved will be hidden from screen.
- Another option is to add a toggle for it, giving us as players the ability to turn on/off other players

How will this affect gameplay?

- Lag in places with a lot of players will be reduced, and the game will look much cleaner overall.
 
What do you say guys, good idea? I think this would clean up a lot of the mess we have right now, and it is way easier for Cef to do this, than to go through every single account since 2009 to delete.
[Image: viking.png]

The Vikings Will Rampage.
(This post was last modified: 11-26-2013 10:05 AM by Lolzinator. Edit Reason: Misspellings lol...)
11-26-2013 07:42 AM
Find all posts by this user Add Thank You Quote this message in a reply
[-] The following 2 users say Thank You to Lolzinator for this post:
Pyro Piglet (11-27-2013), TimeTraveler (11-26-2013)
ch17175 Offline
Mega Donator
******
Mega Donator

Posts: 831
Thanks Given: 82
Thanks Received: 148 in 129 posts
Joined: Jul 2013
Post: #2
RE: Autohiding Players on map
Thats a really good idea lolz!
[Image: 11jozyq.jpg]
11-26-2013 07:43 AM
Find all posts by this user Add Thank You Quote this message in a reply
SparrowHawk Offline
Super Moderator
******
Super Moderators

Posts: 5,181
Thanks Given: 45
Thanks Received: 106 in 90 posts
Joined: May 2011
Post: #3
RE: Autohiding Players on map
Instead of auto-hide, there should just be an option in the control panel that you can toggle on and off.
Show players on the map - Yes/No

a little check box.
11-26-2013 07:44 AM
Find all posts by this user Add Thank You Quote this message in a reply
[-] The following 2 users say Thank You to SparrowHawk for this post:
Lolzinator (11-26-2013), omegastar013 (11-27-2013)
Lolzinator Offline
Extreme Donator
******
Extreme Donator

Posts: 976
Thanks Given: 46
Thanks Received: 62 in 53 posts
Joined: Jun 2011
Post: #4
RE: Autohiding Players on map
I was thinking the same. Everything looks so messy, and it is really not a good introduction for our game to let new players spawn right into a massive number of inactive players.
[Image: viking.png]

The Vikings Will Rampage.
11-26-2013 07:45 AM
Find all posts by this user Add Thank You Quote this message in a reply
SparrowHawk Offline
Super Moderator
******
Super Moderators

Posts: 5,181
Thanks Given: 45
Thanks Received: 106 in 90 posts
Joined: May 2011
Post: #5
RE: Autohiding Players on map
(11-26-2013 07:45 AM)Lolzinator Wrote:  I was thinking the same. Everything looks so messy, and it is really not a good introduction for our game to let new players spawn right into a massive number of inactive players.

But new players wouldn't know if they were inactive or not. Whenever I log into Starfall Town, the first thought I get when I see the screen is "Wow, there's a lot of players in this game."

And whenever I see that map, I still think that. I know they're inactive because I'm experienced.
11-26-2013 07:49 AM
Find all posts by this user Add Thank You Quote this message in a reply
Lolzinator Offline
Extreme Donator
******
Extreme Donator

Posts: 976
Thanks Given: 46
Thanks Received: 62 in 53 posts
Joined: Jun 2011
Post: #6
RE: Autohiding Players on map
True. 

I am with any idea that can clear them out anyways. It is looking messy even if they where active lol
[Image: viking.png]

The Vikings Will Rampage.
11-26-2013 07:51 AM
Find all posts by this user Add Thank You Quote this message in a reply
SparrowHawk Offline
Super Moderator
******
Super Moderators

Posts: 5,181
Thanks Given: 45
Thanks Received: 106 in 90 posts
Joined: May 2011
Post: #7
RE: Autohiding Players on map
The image you have there isn't even as bad as it usually is. It gets worse, WAY worse.
I already agree with you that it's very clustered.

I would suggest it being a toggle thing.
11-26-2013 08:10 AM
Find all posts by this user Add Thank You Quote this message in a reply
Lolzinator Offline
Extreme Donator
******
Extreme Donator

Posts: 976
Thanks Given: 46
Thanks Received: 62 in 53 posts
Joined: Jun 2011
Post: #8
RE: Autohiding Players on map
Thats todays Image. we have all seen it both worse and better.

Toggle sounds good though, you can choose from either clean or messy Tongue
[Image: viking.png]

The Vikings Will Rampage.
11-26-2013 08:36 AM
Find all posts by this user Add Thank You Quote this message in a reply
orboknown Away
Super Moderator
******
Super Moderators

Posts: 4,156
Thanks Given: 132
Thanks Received: 98 in 75 posts
Joined: May 2011
Post: #9
RE: Autohiding Players on map
Toggle soynds good
Quote: Do you hear the Whisper Men The Whisper Men are near
If you hear the Whisper Men then turn away your ears
Do not hear the Whisper Men whatever else you do
For once you've heard the Whisper Men they'll stop. And look at you.
11-26-2013 09:48 AM
Find all posts by this user Add Thank You Quote this message in a reply
Qurac23 Offline
Monster Expert
****

Posts: 549
Thanks Given: 14
Thanks Received: 139 in 130 posts
Joined: Jul 2013
Post: #10
RE: Hiding inactive Players on map
Sounds great.
11-26-2013 11:30 AM
Find all posts by this user Add Thank You Quote this message in a reply
staff vidyasagar Offline
Mega Donator
******
Mega Donator

Posts: 2,127
Thanks Given: 11
Thanks Received: 89 in 84 posts
Joined: Dec 2011
Post: #11
RE: Hiding inactive Players on map
i thought inactive players avatar was just hidden when they're inactive but id like a toggle button instead Big Grin
[Image: tO3jDrM.png]
11-26-2013 09:58 PM
Find all posts by this user Add Thank You Quote this message in a reply
omegastar013 Offline
Extreme Donator
******
Extreme Donator

Posts: 12
Thanks Given: 27
Thanks Received: 2 in 2 posts
Joined: Sep 2013
Post: #12
RE: Hiding inactive Players on map
(11-26-2013 07:44 AM)SparrowHawk Wrote:  Instead of auto-hide, there should just be an option in the control panel that you can toggle on and off.
Show players on the map - Yes/No

a little check box.

great idea!
11-27-2013 08:40 AM
Find all posts by this user Add Thank You Quote this message in a reply
Pyro Piglet Away
Monster Expert
****

Posts: 597
Thanks Given: 86
Thanks Received: 77 in 71 posts
Joined: Aug 2013
Post: #13
RE: Hiding inactive Players on map
Wait... is this why there are now so few people in Starfall Town?... If so, then nice job getting this implemented and great suggestion Wink
[Image: attachment.php?aid=448]
~^±|I|±^~Pyro Piglet~^±|I|±^~ 
»»»»»»[IGN: Tanklet]««««««
Never argue with an idiot, they drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
11-27-2013 12:05 PM
Find all posts by this user Add Thank You Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply  Subscribed Users 1


Who read this thread?
22 User(s) read this thread:
CeFurkan, SparrowHawk, Char02, Lolzinator, heatshot, Dark.Zero, Psywar, Knost, staff vidyasagar, Snes, Cpt. Obvious, TimeTraveler, XenixInfinity, Prysma 2, ch17175, Qurac23, I\'m Hungry, Pyro Piglet, omegastar013, shoukosumeragi, TheClan, shadowananime

Forum Jump:


User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)